Erosion control: Birdsfoot trefoil is used along roadsides to control wind and water erosion.
Wildlife: Birdsfoot trefoil is a choice food for Canada goose, deer, and elk. As ground cover, it provides green cover most of the year and blooms profusely. It is used for pheasant cover on shooting preserves and around ponds at duck clubs.
Livestock: This species is used for green chop, hay and pasture. It is seeded in combination with grass and grazed as a non-bloating legume. It yields 4 tons of hay per acre on deep, well-drained soils receiving irrigation or adequate rainfall. As a dryland pasture legume, birdsfoot trefoil produces 20% more growth after July 1 than most dryland grass legume mixtures.
Rate: 1lb. Birdsfoot Trefoil plus 1lb. Annual Rye per 1,000 sq. ft.